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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Bristol, Rhode_Island

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Where to Retire in Bristol and Home Prices

According to, the median home value in mid-2022 was $523,769, which reflects a 25,6% increase over the past year.

What Is Special about Bristol

Bristol is located  on the water and is  a very walkable college town.  Because of it's location, it is a boating community which offers beautiful scenery and many outdoor activities.

What Is Not Special about Bristol

Bristol does experience winters;  median sale price of homes is high; property taxes are higher in Bristol than in most other Rhode Island counties.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 29 degress; the average July temperature is 74;  The annual snowfall is about 33 inches.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Bristol has a waterfront Historical District; The America's Cup Hall of Fame is located in Bristol; The biggest celebration in Bristol occurs during the summer for two weeks in honor of Independence Day.


Bristol has a very low crime rate.

Medical Facilities

St. Anne's Hospital is 14 miles away in Fall River, MA.


Amtrak is 13 miles away in Providence; The nearest large airport is also in Providence and is about  25 miles away from Bristol.

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